|Raring to go. Got my Tattoo, White Tee, Blue Glasses|
This is what it looked like from the sky, I imagine.
Starting out at a REALLY slow jog, my calves started getting tight right away. It was cold, and I was sucking wind. After the first round of color, I told my teammates to go on without me. I spent a good portion of the race walking, trying to get my legs to loosen up, but they just wouldn't. In fact, my left foot started getting all tingly as it fell asleep.
After the third color station, I decided to give myself little goals. Run to that sign. Run around the corner. Beat the kid in front of me (Talk about ambitious on that last one!). It seemed to work.
The color was fun. The first round was pink powder, which I was expecting. What I wasn't expecting was the second round of color was liquid color and it was FREEZING! It was already a cool but sunny morning, but the color wash absolutely chilled me.
When it was over, I imagined that it took me about an hour and a half. I had my Endomondo tracker going on my phone to really track how far I went, and when I met up with my group at the finish line, I checked, and I finished in 41:36! I wasn't expecting that! I was so jazzed tht I finished in under an hour, and have been on a bit of a high ever since.
Now that I've got my feet up, a movie on (What to Expect When You're Expecting), I'm basking in my accomplishment. Earlier this week, I was pretty bummed at where I am with my fitness and weightloss journey. But this is a step in the right direction. I finished a goal that I had for the year, and that is a HUGE deal for me. I'm very proud of myself.
Now, for my next race, I hope there's a medal!